from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Specified; fixed.
  • adjective Granted as a supposition; acknowledged or assumed.
  • adjective Having a tendency; inclined.
  • adjective Bestowed as a gift; presented.
  • noun Something assumed or taken for granted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Granted; executed and delivered. Compare date
  • Conferred; bestowed; imparted; not inherited or possessed naturally: as, a given name.
  • Admitted; supposed; allowed as a supposition; conceding: as, given A and B, C follows.
  • Specified or that might be specified or stated; certain; particular; specifically, in mathematics, virtually known or determined: as, a given magnitude—that is, a known magnitude.
  • Disposed; addicted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • p. p. & a. from give, v.
  • (Math. & Logic) Granted; assumed; supposed to be known; set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise.
  • Disposed; inclined; -- used with an adv..
  • Stated; fixed.
  • [Colloq.] the Christian name, or name given by one's parents or guardians, as distinguished from the surname, which is inherited.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Past participle of give
  • preposition Considering; taking into account.
  • noun A condition that is assumed to be true without further evaluation.
  • adjective Already arranged.
  • adjective Currently discussed, particular, specific.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
  • adjective acknowledged as a supposition
  • noun an assumption that is taken for granted


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